Betty White – putting the B in badass
Recently this star has been seen tackled in a Snickers commercial, hosted Saturday Night Live, working long days on her new sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” and just completed a comedy about high school rivalries called “You Again.” – obviously not the typical workload of an 88-year-old woman. Betty White has the energy to go non-stop, with project after project, while still keeping her cool and audiences in stitches.
She’s everybody’s favorite grandma and recently she has been making history and news with about every job opportunity she pursues.
Betty Marion White was born January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois to a traveling salesman/electrical engineer as a father and a loving mother. Growing up in the roaring‘20s shaped White into a powerful, confident woman, who is full of life and zeal.
As a teen, White was forced to move with her family west to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. After settling into her new lifestyle in the city of celebrities, fame, and fortune, White became part of the original 90210 cast when she started school at Beverly Hills High.
The L.A. atmosphere quickly influenced White to thrust herself into show biz and fame in 1939. She started doing a little modeling and acting at the Bliss Hayden Little Theater.
Although eager to get as much experience and opportunities as she could, White’s dreams were temporarily put on hold as she joined the American Women’s Voluntary Services in the wake of World War II.
After her assistance was no longer needed, White got right back into show business and starred in a few obscure television shows and eventually her own radio show called “The Betty White show.”
White truly made a name for herself during a time where most women were kept in the kitchen and at home, and she soon became a role model for women and girls everywhere.
One of her greatest accomplishments to date was the first of six Emmys for her show “Life with Elizabeth” as well as being one of the first women to have complete creative control – both on and off the camera.
White is still making waves in the fame game even at the ripe age of 88 years old and is proving she is still as fresh as she was the day her career started.
She is as hard working as ever and isn’t stopping to catch her breath, or even considering retirement anytime soon. The talented actress just completed production for the comedic film “You Again” which stars Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth and Sigourney Weaver. The movie will be released this coming September.